Enervate : Definition

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Definitions of Enervate

Pronunciation : E*ner"vate
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. enervatus, p. p. of enervare, fr. enervis nerveless, weak; e out + nervus nerve. See Nerve.]
Definition : Defn: To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of. A man . . . enervated by licentiousness. Macaulay. And rhyme began t' enervate poetry. Dryden.

Syn. -- To weaken; enfeeble; unnerve; debilitate.

t. [imp. & p. p. Enervated; p. pr. & vb. n. Enervating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : E*ner"vate
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. enervatus, p. p.]
Definition : Defn: Weakened; weak; without strength of force. Pope.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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